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Nick Zano To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘One Big Happy’, Scott Ellis To Direct

By | Monday February 10, 2014 @ 11:45am PST
Nellie Andreeva

nick zanoNick Zano has been cast as the male lead in NBC comedy pilot One Big Happy. Scott Ellis (2 Broke Girls) has come on board to direct the multi-camera project, from Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production. One Big Happy, a sort of reversed Will & Grace, centers on two platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) who have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant — just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life. Liz Feldman wrote the script and is exec producing with DeGeneres and Kleeman.

Zano’s casting stems from his collaboration with WBTV on another project this development season. Zano and long-time friends Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin teamed for a comedy series based on Zano’s experiences being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey, which was set up at WBTV and sold to CBS with Zano attached to star. Zano, repped by UTA and John Carrabino, has a potentially recurring role on WBTV’s CBS comedy Mom this season. He recently recurred on CBS/WBTV’ 2 Broke Girls, where he was directed by Ellis in two episodes, and ABC’s Happy Endings and previously co-starred on the WB/WBTV What I Like About You and recurred on Cougar Town.

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CBS Buys Nick Zano Comedy Produced By Channing Tatum & Reid Carolin

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 3:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Nicky, the half-hour project from Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and their longtime friend Nick Zano, has sold to CBS with a script commitment. The comedy, co-written and to star Zano, was set up at Warner Bros TV in June. Comedy veterans Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen (Rules Of Engagement) have come on board to co-write with Zano the project, based on Zano’s experiences being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. He will play 30-year old Nicky, who is trying to finally move out of the house only to realize he needs to stay and help raise his youngest sister. Tatum and Carolin will executive produce through their production company, marking the duo’s first foray into TV series, along with Reich and Cohen, while Zano will co-executive produce. Read More »

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